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Going Green: The Vital Role of Community Colleges in Building A Sustainable future and green workforce

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  1. Going Green: The Vital Role of CommunityColleges in Building A Sustainable future and green workforce The Intersection of Policy and Practice Darlene Miller NCWE VP Communication Steve Long St. Louis Community College, MO Nick Kremer Cerritos College, CA Rebecca Nickoli Ivy Tech Community College System, IN Jeff Stevenson Gulf Coast Community College, FL

  2. Agenda • Going Green Report Darlene Miller • St Louis Community College Steve Long • Cerritos College Nick Kremer • Ivy Tech Community College Rebecca Nickoli • Gulf Coast Community College Jeff Stevenson • Questions The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  3. What Are Green Jobs? • Reduce the use of fossil fuels • Decrease pollution and greenhouse gas emissions • Increase the efficiency of energy usage • Recycle materials • Develop and adopt renewable sources of energy • Protect wildlife and ecosystems The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  4. Where Are Green Jobs? • Middle-skill jobs requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree • Majority will be transformed from existing jobs, requiring a redefinition of skill sets, methods and occupational profiles • HVAC technicians learning geothermal pump installation • Carpenters focusing on energy efficiency and weatherization • Electricians learning solar panel installation • Maintenance technicians from coal-fired plants learning to perform similar tasks on wind turbines The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  5. Energy efficiency Energy Efficiency – Building Construction • 38% of CO2 emission are from residential, commercial, and public buildings • Green building design and construction • Renovation of existing buildings • Energy Management Systems • Manufacture of renewable materials LEED Certification – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design BPI – Building Professionals Institute The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  6. Renewable Energy: Solar energy • Active Solar Technologies include photovoltaics (solar panels) and solar hot water • Passive solar includes orienting buildings to take advantage of sun for heating and cooling, interior lighting designs, and designing spaces to circulate air • Electricians - Solar Panel Installer • Electricians - Solar Systems Installer • Electricians – Energy Lighting Efficiency The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  7. Renewable energy:Wind power • Fastest growing form of electricity generation in the world • Wind Turbine Installers • Wind Farm maintenance • Wind Turbine Manufacturing The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  8. Renewable energy:GEOThermal energy • Tapping underground reservoirs for steam and hot water • HVAC Technicians installing geothermal pumps • Construction and Drilling Equipment Operators The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  9. alternative energy BioFuels • Using renewable plant- and animal-based materials to create liquid and solid fuels • Agriculture products • Algae • Most skill sets are similar to those in traditional fuel manufacturing and instrumentation • Ethanol Plant Technician • Chemical Plant Technician • Biodiesel Laboratory Technician The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  10. O*net greening of occupations The extent to which green economy activities and technologies: • decrease the demand for existing occupations • shape the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance • generate unique work and worker requirements or new skills sets in traditional jobs The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  11. O*net greening of occupations • Increased Demand Occupations – 64 • Enhanced Skills Occupations – 60 • New and Emerging Occupations • 45 Identified • 46 Candidate www.onetcenter.org/green The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  12. O*net new and emerging occupations SOC CODE 51-8099.01 Biofuels Processing Technicians 51-8099.03 Biomass Plant Technicians 13-1199.01 Energy Auditors 17-3019.10 Fuel Cell Technicians 51-8099.04 Hydroelectric Plant Technicians 11-3051.05 Methane/Landfill Gas System Operators 19-4099.02 Precision Agriculture Technicians 51-9199.09 Recycling and Reclamation Workers 47-4099.01 Solar Photovoltaic Installers 47-4099.03 Weatherization Installers and Technicians 49-9099.02 Wind Turbine Service Technicians The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  13. The Intersection of Policy and Practice Steve Long, Director Workforce and Community Development St. Louis Community College

  14. STLCC Approach to sustainability The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  15. STLCC Approach to sustainability • Appointment of District-Wide Coordinator of Sustainability • College Leadership in Green Building Design and Construction • Greening of Existing Curriculum – Construction Technology, Architectural Technology, Interior Design • Student Service Learning Projects – Wildwood Campus • Research and Development of New Programs – Environmental Technology The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  16. STLCC Partner • Partner – US Green Building Council • STLCC approved as area’s first USGBC Eligible Education Provider (March 23, 2009) • Co-sponsored green focus group with USGBC at STLCC (April 29, 2009) • Green facilities management “Tech Scan” (September 29, 2009) • Green jobs and eco-development event co-sponsored by USGBC and STLCC (October 13, 2009) • LEED A/P Exam Prep Fall 2008/Spring 2009 • LEED Associate Prep Exam Spring 2010 The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  17. STLCC Partnership Result • HOME ENERGY AUDIT TRAINING (HEAT) • STLCC now an affiliate of the Building Performance Institute (BPI) • 40-hr accelerated class to prepare candidates for BPI certification as a Building Analyst • Instruction includes principles of building science and diagnostic tools • Certification is earned through a written test and performance of a field audit • Graduates find employment with the community action agencies involved in weatherization The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  18. STLCC Brownfields training grant Partners: Saint Louis University Center for Environmental Education and Training (CEET) and local companies Audience: $500,000 for three years to recruit, train and place 120 unemployed or underemployed residents of brownfield-impacted communities Curriculum: Trainees receive 200+ hours of training in remediation of hazardous materials, including HAZWOPER and OSHA certifications Outcomes: Revitalization of impacted communities and redevelopment of brownfield sites The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  19. Energy Training Partnership Grant • Key Partners: UAW – LETC, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Regional Collaboration Center • Amount: $3,200,000 over two years. • Project Description: Retrain dislocated auto-related workers for employment in energy efficiency and clean energy sectors. • Hybrid/Electric Auto Technician • Electric Auto/Truck Battery Technician • Electric Motors/Devices Technician • Commercial Energy Technician • Proposed Outcomes: Develop training in four career pathways. Train and place approximately 430 in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  20. Other initiativesonline professional development • Going Green at the Workplace • Certified Green Supply Chain Professional • Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments • Principles of Green Buildings • Senior Certified Sustainability Professional The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  21. Other initiativescontinuing education • Improving Energy Efficiency at Home • Green Home Remodeling • Organic Gardening • Landscaping with Native Plants • Composting • Eating Locally The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  22. The Intersection of Policy and Practice Dr. Rebecca Nickoli, VP Workforce and Economic Development Ivy Tech Community College

  23. High Growth Job Training Grant – DOL • Defined Need: 50% turnover is expected over the next 5-10 years in energy industry • Partnership: Indiana Energy Consortia • Audience • Dislocated workers and new high school graduates • 250 students enrolled in five locations across the state The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  24. High Growth Job Training Grant – DOL • Programs • Electric line construction • Power plant technology • Natural gas technology • Funding • Three years • $1M The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  25. Transportation Electrification – DOE • Need • Development of 21st century workforce in emerging technologies in electric drive vehicle systems • Partners • Purdue, Ivy Tech, Notre Dame, Purdue Calumet and IUPUI The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  26. Transportation Electrification – DOE • Grant Outcomes • Develop a nationally recognized certificate for Electric Vehicle Technicians • Funding • $1.1M sub-award as grant partner The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  27. Sustainable EnergyAssociate of Applied Science • Wind Energy Technology • Utility scale wind turbines and parks • Renewable Energy Systems Technology • Residential and commercial scale systems • Home Technology Integration/Energy Auditing • Optimization of energy consumption The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  28. Sustainable EnergyAssociate of Applied Science • Existing National Certifications • Home Technology Integration • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (Solar only) • Developing National Certifications • Windustry: small wind • American Wind Energy Association: wind turbine technicians The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  29. Other Energy Courses • HVAC - Photovoltaic and Hydronic systems • ADMF - Green supply chain management • Agriculture - Biomass feedstock systems • Chemical Technology – Biofuels • Automotive – Alternative Fuels & Batteries The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  30. The Intersection of Policy and Practice Dr. Jeff Stevenson Chief Economic Development Officer gulf coast community college

  31. GCCC Alternative Energy Advisory Committee/Partners • Regional power company • Local military base • Florida Solar Banner Center • Local construction companies • Local manufacturers • Local Government Agencies • Mayors • City managers • County Commissioner • County Manager The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  32. GCCC Alternative Energy Advisory Committee Recommendations • Recommended Content • Hydro-thermal water technology • Low velocity wind turbines • Photovoltaic panel installation • Energy audit training • Ecotourism • Green Guide Certification The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  33. GCCC Alternative Energy Advisory Committee Recommendations • Audience • Employed building professionals • WIA eligible dislocated workers • Program Courses • Three courses in sustainable and renewable energy • Three courses in instrumentation and equipment The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  34. GCCC Alternative Energy Partnership Results • First Alternative Energy Credit Certificate in Florida (spring 2010) • Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Certificate Program • Continuing Education/Noncredit Courses • Florida Solar Energy Center Grant - $8,000 The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  35. LEED Green associate examprep workshop • Partner: US Green Build Council to develop, advertise, and provide training to prepare individuals for • LEED AP • LEED Green Associate industry certification • Audience: fee basis • Current building professionals • New entrants in the building industry • Graduates of the Alternative Energy Engineering Technology Certificate Program • Workforce Board has used grant money to sponsor dislocated workers in the training The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  36. GCCC Online sustainability training • Partnership with ProTrain to offer over 40 Online Sustainability Training Courses • Building/Home Energy Analyst (HERS) • Solar Hot Water Heating • Indoor Air Quality • Water Treatment Operations Certificate • Green Building Sales Professional • Green Supply Chain Certificate. • Target Audience • Incumbent workers needing skill upgrade • Individuals exploring careers in green industries The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  37. Other gccc initiatives • Partnering with other FL community colleges to incorporate green training concepts into the Building and Electrical Contractors required continuing education classes • Partnering with the Florida Solar Energy Center to develop an Energy Audit Course for contractors, code officials, and code compliance officers The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  38. The Intersection of Policy and Practice Nick Kremer, Executive Dean Community, Industry and Technology cerritos college

  39. Cerritos CollegeWind Blade Repair • Partners • Airstreams • California Manufacturing Technology Center • Industry advisory committee (such as Frontier Wind and Knight and Carver) • Identified Problem • Higher level skills required for wind blade repair The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  40. Cerritos CollegeWind Blade Repair • Why Cerritos College? • Builds on Cerritos College’s expertise in composites training • Extensive experience in aerospace • Funding • Supported by grant from California Community College’s • Responsive Training Fund (incumbent workers) • Employer’s pay half the training cost The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  41. Cerritos CollegeWind Blade Repair • Curriculum • Create a 60 hour curriculum and materials. • 20 hours online • 40 hours hands on • Adapt and incorporate in campus based credit program in composites. • Potential to expand to manufacturing of wind blades. • Audience • Train up to 70 incumbent workers. • Grant will subsidize training for California based employers The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  42. Cerritos CollegeWind Blade Repair • Airstreams partnership is key • Recognized leader in providing training to the industry • Leverage their name and marketing structure The Intersection of Policy and Practice

  43. The Intersection of Policy and Practice Questions